The U.K. Prepares for the F-35Tony Osborne
The U.K. is set to become one of the first countries within the growing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter community where U.S. JSFs will be based alongside aircraft operated by other nations. Britain pledged in its Strategic Defense and Security Review, published last November, to purchase 138 aircraft, all to be based at RAF Marham, while the U.S. Air Force plans to station up to 54 F-35As at RAF Lakenheath as part of the future configuration of its 48th Fighter Wing. As a result, Eastern England could see one of the greatest concentrations of F-35s anywhere, with as many as 192 jets within 20 mi. between the two stations.
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